This mini -lesson gives students practice with the irregular preterites IR,SER,HACER, and PODER, within common expressions such a 'no pude' 'como fue', and 'adonde fuiste'. The practice includes all forms except 'el/ella/Ud.'
In the lesson, students imagine that they have gone on a trip with a friend to a location chosen by the instructor, and describe the trip using irregular preterites. They then use their answers in a dialogue with other groups of students where they listen to and record others' answers.
My students enjoyed the activity, and the writing practice gave them the confidence to work with and speak using the tricky irregular preterites. This lesson can be used for students in Spanish 2 or 3, and in conjunction with Realidades 2 3a, but it also stands very well on its own.
An additional paragraph writing activity could easily be created from the responses. Enjoy!